Tag Archives: oral health

I am not a dentist. But, I do want overall health for my patients.

Dental care is the most common unmet health need.  Oral disease can severely affect systemic health. Poor oral health is so important and commonplace: dental cavities are the most common chronic disease of childhood (5 times more common than asthma) and … Continue reading

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Fellow Wichitan, do you have a question about community water fluoridation?

A former CDC Oral health expert is in Wichita… so here is your chance to have questions answered by one of the nation’s leading water fluoridation experts.  Stop by in person or submit questions online. WHAT: Attend a discussion lead by Bill Maas, a … Continue reading

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Don’t brush teeth immediately after eating.

Am I serious?  Don’t brush after eating?  Yes, recent research shows that brushing too soon after meals (especially after eating acidic foods and drinks) can be harmful to the teeth.  Brushing after an acid reflux episode can also damage the … Continue reading

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